This month’s issue of Essentials is all about YOU! So give yourself a break and relax with our incredible July issue.
1. Pamper yourself at Revive Wellness Spa
Treat yourself to some relaxation time with our reader offer from Revive Wellness Spa. Book a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage and receive a free pedicure and polish, worth R300. The offer expires at the end of July so make sure you get your copy of Essentials asap.
2. Buying a second-hand car – how to find a winner!
Looking to buy a used car but not sure what you need to watch out for? Luckily, we’ve put together a guide on how to get the best deal and make sure you find a car that’s also been pre-loved, not just pre-owned.
3. Louise Carver chats about finding her feet again
Musician and songwriter Louise opens up about her relationships, the reality of the music industry in SA and how she was able to start over…
4. Could you go plastic-free for a week?
We wanted to find out if a plastic-free life was really possible, so we put a regular mom to the test and asked her to banish all plastic for seven days. From clearing out her cupboards to adjusting her grocery list, find out how well Olerato did in our July issue.
5. Comfort puddings you need to make this winter
These deliciously indulgent desserts are all baked to perfection and best served warm!
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6. Win a romantic stay for two at Imbali Safari Lodge
Need a getaway to reconnect with your partner? Why not win a two-night break for you and your partner at Imbali Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. The deal covers all meals and includes two daily safaris.
7. Is sex the secret to better health?
We’re all about taking our health very seriously, so we decided to find out what the experts had to say about how sex affects our well-being. And there seems to be a whole list of benefits that come with regular romps between the sheets.
8. Hair makeovers for every type and texture
We gave four everyday women a hairstylist and the opportunity to have their dream makeover. Turn to our beauty pages in the July issue to see the results.
9. The ultimate winter wardrobe update for 2018
Our fashion editor gives a masterclass on how to update your winter wardrobe – from the best way to refresh classics you already own to which items are worth buying this season.
10. There’s a curry for every taste in our round-up
Spice up your dinners with our easy-to-make curry recipes. We love this baked cardamom and pistachio chicken curry:
11. Find out how to lie back and beditate
We didn’t just make up that word, beditation is a thing and it’s currently trending… Now, you can get the benefits of meditation by staying in bed and waking up just five minutes earlier.
12. Quick and easy DIY updates you can do in a weekend
Upcycle your existing decor with these budget-friendly craft ideas!